On this episode, I chat with a professional dancer from India. She shares her love for dance and how it helped her cope with the loss of her father.
English Level: B2 🇮🇳🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- What was it like to grow up in India? (1:01)
- How did dance help you as a young girl? (6:20)
- Can you tell us about your artform? (7:28)
- What have you learned from this artform? (9:39)
- Sneha talks about a difficult day she had (13:47)
- How do you deal with being so far away from home? (17:09)
- Sneha talks about losing her father to COVID (17:52)
- What is your message to someone who has experienced loss? (26:10)
- What will you remember most about your father? (28:33)
- Repress (verb): restrain, prevent, or inhibit (the expression or development of something).
- Condition (verb): train or accustom to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances.
- Complain (verb): express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something.
- Compassion (noun): sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
- Overwhelming (adj): (especially of an emotion) very strong.
- Grief (noun): intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.
- Resilience (noun): the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
- Inevitable (adj): certain to happen; unavoidable.
Phrases to Remember:
- Man up: be brave or tough enough to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation.
- Magical spell: a verbal formula believed to have magical force.
- To feel grounded: you’re present in your body and connected with the earth. When you’re grounded, you allow yourself to feel centered and balanced no matter what’s going on around you.
- To get carried away: lose self-control.
- Practice what you preach: to act according to the way one tells other people to act
- To scar someone: to leave a permanent physical/emotional mark on someone’s body/mind.
- Coping mechanism: an adaptation to environmental stress that is based on conscious or unconscious choice and that enhances control over behavior or gives psychological comfort.
- To send off: a celebratory demonstration of goodwill at a person’s departure.
Mistake to Avoid:
- (True or False) Crying helped her development as a child.
- When did Jorge realize it’s ok to cry?
- How long has Sneha practiced her dance form?
- What are the three levels of Sneha’s approach?
- What has the pandemic done to Sneha?
- (True or False) The first lockdown began on the day of Sneha’s birthday.
- What was the last thing Sneha’s father asked her for?
Question to consider:
What have you done to help you deal with the loss of a loved one?
- Sneha’s website
- Find Sneha on Instagram
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